Mediastinal mass evaluation using advanced robotic techniques

Joseph J. DeRose, Daniel G. Swistel, Ali Safavi, Cliff P. Connery, Robert C. Ashton

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The diagnosis and management of mediastinal masses frequently necessitates biopsy and surgical resection. The use of videothorascopic techniques has broadened the surgeon's ability to evaluate and treat such tumors using a minimally invasive approach. We describe herein the use of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System for evaluating a mediastinal mass in a young woman.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)571-573
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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